The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Social Worker

Company: Lower Nicola Indian Band
Location: Merritt, BC

Performing the duties and responsibilities assigned to the administering authority in the social development policy and procedures manual. Liaises with other divisions and departments within the organization for the benefit of the clients- Education, Economic Development, Housing, Career Development, Health and Counselling.

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree with 2 years relevant experience in a First Nation setting providing direct services and financial management
  • Proven ability to lead and work well with other individuals in a team environment to ensure high quality program delivery
  • Solid analytical skills required to design and evaluate programs and projects
  • Strong oral and written communications
  • Strong reporting and writing skills
  • Understanding of socio-economic issues that contribute to the social assistance dependency cycle
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding client information
  • Willing to take Indian Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) training as needed
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Passing of criminal background check required
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to speak or willingness to learn the Nlaka’pamux language
  • Ability and willingness to submit to a criminal record check

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $23.00 to $26.00 /hour


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Merritt, BC (Preferred)


  • British Columbia (Required)


  • English (Preferred)

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